Painted ceramic figurines are one form of art that many people use to decorate their homes. Some people collect them as sets, but others simply choose one or two for display. There are endless ways in which a professional artist can sculpt these figures for their admirers. They are not...

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The field of ceramics covers a wide range of applications in the modern world. Different elements are added to the basic ceramic mix to create different finishes and textures. Machines in the field of medicine have long had ceramic casings and parts. They are smooth, easy to clean and provide...

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The hectic pace of life today means people have little time to just sit and relax. Constantly going places and doing things takes up much of their time. For those who are determined to set aside quality time, art classes are a perfect place to relax, learn a new craft...

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Basic ceramics are made of clay that has been kept wet so it remains malleable. In the hands of an artist, this material can be formed into a work of art. Sculpting with clay has always been a popular medium. It offers the artist a three dimensional palette in a...

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Decorating figurines with bright colors and attention to small details has become a popular hobby for many people. After the decorating is done, a final coat of glaze is applied and the piece is fired once more in a kiln. The reason for this is to add a glassy layer...

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For thousands of years, ceramics have been an integral part of mankind's existence. Its reach extends from its original use as building materials for homes all the way to heat shielding for space vehicles reentering Earth's atmosphere. Few other materials can claim the wide variety of uses to which ceramics have been put in the lives of people. It lets natural light into homes through windows, keeps homes from being dark at night with glass light bulbs and makes floors easy to walk on with ceramic tiles. This material is so versatile that people even eat off it when it is fashioned into plates. It is also a highly prized material for artists.